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155 Queen St. E. Mississauga, ON, L5G 4W2

The Universal Exercise
Unit (UEU)

The Universal Exercise Unit
(UEU) - AKA The Spider Cage

The Universal Exercise Unit (UEU) (also known as the Spider Cage) is a wonderful support for child rehab, pediatric physiotherapy, neuro physio, and more. This physiotherapy tool resembles a cage and incorporates the use of pulleys, weights, and bungee cords to help improve a child’s strength, flexibility, and range of motion.

The UEU allows the therapist to isolate and strengthen specific muscles to help improve function. By incorporating the use of bungees, it allows the therapist to suspend a child and allow the child to perform activities in both partial and full weight-bearing.

The Universal Exercise Unit (UEU)

Benefits of the Universal Exercise Unit (UEU/Spider Cage) for Child’s Rehab

  • Increases strength and range of motion (active and passive range of motion)
  • Isolates desired (weakened) muscle or muscle groups and strengthen them to enable function.
  • Eliminates gravitational forces acting on the body to facilitate weak muscle groups and active movement.
  • Obtain measurable gains in muscle strength and flexibility.
  • Improves balance and coordination.
  • Focus on a particular functional skill.
  • Facilitates upright position.
  • Promotes developmental milestones.
  • Partial or full weight-bearing
  • Very early postoperative rehabilitation
  • Promotes motor learning and motor planning.
  • Provides a variety of sensory integration techniques
  • Helps one to develop a sense of security and success.
  • “Load” or “unload” the exercised joints (joint distraction or compression)
  • Promotes independence and overall improved physical image (self-confidence)

At All About Kids, we incorporate the UEU in our TheraSuit® Method Intensive Program, which you can read all about here.

Learn more about different physiotherapy or other pediatric health services we provide.


Oxford POxford P
17:03 12 Sep 23
My toddler with hypermobile joints has been coming here for a few months now to help strengthen her muscles. Maddie is her physiotherapist, and she is SO GOOD at her job! My daughter absolutely loves the appointments because Maddie makes them fun and exciting. I have noticed improvements in my daughter’s strength and movements at home. Maddie is also very patient with little kids and able to motivate my toddler even when she’s being a bit stubborn. In fact, all the staff are super friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I really can’t say enough good things about this place. Thank you!
Camila PintoCamila Pinto
00:09 05 Sep 23
Highly recommend this place for physiotherapy My aunt recommended me to All About Kids Physiotherapy in Port Credit. Highly recommend!
Jackie TJackie T
17:16 17 Aug 23
So thankful for the OT and PT services for my daughter. Shirley and Farida are exceptional therapists who are big hearted and innovative in their treatment strategies. I really appreciate the way they think outside the box and make adjustments to the treatment plans as they get to know the client. My special needs daughter always looks forward to her sessions and we have seen steady improvement 👍
Rita SRita S
18:32 01 Aug 23
This is the best physio spot for kids and adults!! The physiotherapists are so welcoming and knowledgeable. They know how to deal with children of all ages and mobility. I've taken my children to see Shirley, she is top notch and my children look forward to seeing her. She has implemented a plan to strengthen their core and improve their performance in sports activities and for everyday life. We loved Shirley so much we convinced my husband to leave his physiotherapist at a different clinic!!!
Arshpreet BassiArshpreet Bassi
20:53 27 Jun 23
Dominika KurpielDominika Kurpiel
21:01 16 Mar 23
I am a mom to a little girl who was born with Spina Bifida. All about physiotherapy was recommended to us by a friend who used the clinic for years for her son and saw major progress in his development. We commute an hour to this clinic and it is worth it. The staff listens to our needs and concerts. They have flexibility in schedule. Every session we begin with discussing goals and medical updates. They do variety of methods such as acupuncture and electrodes for our daughter which have helped with her bowels, reducing the need for medication. Our daughter squeaks with excitement when we are pulling up to the building. We love that they push and encourage her to reach her goals while making it fun during the sessions. Highly recommend them. We have worked both with Madeline and Nastassia.
Ewelina KostuchEwelina Kostuch
04:08 25 Nov 22
All about kids rehabilitation centre is by far the best place to take your kids to. My son has worked with Rim who is an exceptional therapist, she knows how to motivate him, and push through his limits. He has also worked with Nastassia, who is also amazing. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a wonderful and caring facility that cares about the kids they see, and truly wants to see them succeed.

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P: 647-598-7462

E: info@allaboutkidsrehab.ca

155 Queen St. E.

Mississauga, ON, L5G 4W2

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday: 8am-7pm

Friday: 8am-6pm

Saturday: 8am-3:30pm

Sunday: Closed